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As a traveling evangelist, I talk with a variety of pastors and church members each week. If there’s one common thread to those conversations, it’s the dire condition of American society. I firmly believe, however, that the conversation needs to shift from “them” to “us”. After all, the decline of[...]

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The world was recently fixated on the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach, who were trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for three weeks. As I kept up with the story, I couldn’t help but think about those in need of spiritual rescue. There are[...]

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After last week’s annual meeting in Dallas, it appears we have a paradigm shift in the Southern Baptist Convention. We’ve become culturally sensitive and biblically aware, when we need to be biblically sensitive and culturally aware. Here’s what I mean. If we feel a need to pass resolutions about things[...]

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Various SBC leaders have recently issued strong public statements denouncing things like the abuse of women and the moral failure of Christian leaders. I’m not taking issue with their stance on any of their chosen topics. What has me scratching my head is the disconnect that some of our denominational[...]

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Dr. Paige Patterson is living in hashtag hell. You know, a barrage of public comments and opinions without full knowledge of the people or events involved. The nature of social media quickly spirals into a modern-day public stoning. People choose a side, then choose words to hurl like digital stones.[...]

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Vice President Mike Pence has been publicly mocked for following what is known as the Billy Graham Rule. The basis of the rule is simple - never be alone with a woman who is not your wife. Typically, these criticisms come from people outside Christian circles. However, there’s a growing[...]

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My previous article dealt with the prevalence of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault accusations in our culture. Some of these claims carry clear evidence of behavior that demands justice -  either some kind of professional penalty or criminal prosecution. Many of these allegations, however, lack clear and compelling evidence. As[...]

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Every week there seems to be a new occurrence of a celebrity, politician, or public figure being accused of some kind of sexual misconduct. Any form of unwanted sexual communication or contact is wrong; whether it’s sexting, sexual innuendo, sexual harassment, or rape. Some of these actions are criminal and[...]

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American culture is in total chaos. Every day we hear new stories about mass murder, government corruption, or sexual harassment. To make matters worse, even well known preachers publically struggle to identify abortion, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, or drunkenness as sinful - even though Scripture isn’t the least bit gray on[...]

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